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Dance/freestyle artist Cynthia began her career in 1987, shortly after mentioning to fellow up and coming freestylist Safire her desire to give music shot, who in turn helped hook her friend up with several auditions. One such try out was with producer Mickey Garcia, who was so impressed that he recommended that his boss at MicMac Records check out Cynthia's talents. Shortly thereafter, she was signed to a five year contract. In the ensuing period, Cynthia issued a pair of albums -- a self titled debut which featured such singles as "Change on Me," "Endless Night," and "Thief of Hearts," as well as Cynthia II, which spawned the singles "Love Me Tonight," and a duet with Johnny O, "Dream Boy/Dream Girl." 1995 saw the release of The Remixes, which contained reworkings of her best-known tracks. Despite a fruitful relationship with MicMac, Cynthia declined to record any more albums for the label, sensing that she should branch out into other musical styles (she correctly felt that freestyle would soon decline in popularity). By the mid-'90s, Cynthia decided to put music on hold momentarily as she returned to school (to pursue a degree in nursing), but ultimately returned back to music. After being introduced to producers Joey Gardner and Tony Moran, the duo signed Cynthia to the Tommy Boy label. Her first release on her knew label, the single "How I Love Him" (which included a cameo from K7 from the Swing Kids) signaled that Cynthia's music was going into more of a club music direction, resulting in another single -- a 12" titled "Like a Star," which featured remixes by Todd Terry. Although Cynthia was rumored to be working on an all new album with "Like a Star" serving as its title track, the album never materialized and little has been heard from her since. 2001 saw the release of the 12-track collection, Cynthia's Greatest Hits. ~ Greg Prato
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